THE FRIENDS OF JACKSONVILLE'S

               HISTORIC CEMETERY

Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

HISTORY SATURDAY - SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

Jacksonville Historic Cemetery Talks and Tours

​May through August 2018

This unique program was first offered in 2011, and continues to be very popular with locals and visitors alike. Each year we offer new topics that we are sure you will find fun, interesting and informative. The talk, followed by a short walking tour, starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. and takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR 2018

DATES AND FEATURED PROGRAM TOPICS - Please note: Program Topics will be announced early in the New Year.

May 12 - Pioneer Brides, To Love and Cherish  

June 9 - 1843 - 2018, The 175th Anniversary of the Oregon Trail   

July 14 - Native Americans, The Rogue Valley's First Residents 

August 11 - History of Orchards and Vineyards in Southern Oregon


  EVENING WALKING TOURS - SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

 May through August 2018

Join us for a little after dinner stroll through the cemetery grounds and learn about the history of the various fraternal and religious organizations that make up the seven sections of Jacksonville's Cemetery. We will also visit a number of grave sites in each of the sections and share the stories of those buried in this Silent City on the Hill. Other cemetery related topics will also be included. The tour will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR 2018

DATES AND FEATURED PROGRAM TOPICS

May 8 - Cemetery 101 - Monument Styles and Monument Makers (Rained out August 2017)

June 12 - Untimely Passing's  

July 10 - Art and Artists in the Cemetery

August 14 - Stories of Love and Courtship   

Some walking is involved in both programs, History Saturday and the Evening Walking Tours, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Tours and/or topics may not be suitable for children. Please meet your Docents at the Sexton's Tool House at the top of Cemetery Road. Parking is available within the cemetery grounds.

No advance registration is required and while the tours are free, donations are greatly appreciated and help to support our educational programs, as well as on-going cemetery restoration and preservation work.

For more information, call 541 826-9939 or email info@friendsjvillecemetery.org. Wheelchair accessible by prior arrangements.


To request and arrange for a group tour at other times, please call 541 826-9939 or email us at: info@friendsjvillecemetery.org     

History Saturday Program - July 2017  

GUIDED TOURS